Supreme Court allows BCCI to incur Rs 58.66 lakhs as expense for Rajkot Test

Apex court has allowed BCCI to disburse funds to the tune of Rs. 58.6 lakhs for hosting the first Test against England.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 8, 2016 7:58 pm
BCCI, Board of control for cricket in india, supreme court, bcci supreme court, bcci lodha panel, lodha panel, bcci vs lodha, bcci lodha england, india england, india england series, cricket, cricket news, sports, sports news Supreme Court of India gave BCCI some relief in hosting of the England series.

Supreme Court has allowed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to incur expenses of Rs 58.66 lakhs in order to efficiently host the first Test of the series against England. The first Test had come under trouble earlier in the day when BCCI had sought Supreme Court’s intervention with no funds available to pay for bills for the visiting England team. BCCI was barred from disbursing funds after being rapped by the court for non-compliance with the Lodha panel reforms.

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Additionally, the court has asked the Lodha panel to appoint an auditor at the earliest to examine BCCI’s account amid claims it was unable to host the Test or the series properly in the absence of funds.

Supreme Court has, thus, empowered Lodha panel to appoint experts to vet all BCCI contracts in relation to the 2017 cricket season.

In more clarification on the order, the court has directed BCCI to pay the parties directly and no funds will be disbursed to Saurashtra Cricket Association.

This relief continues till December 3 where the board is allowed to use the same arrangement of incurring expenses for the upcoming matches in the India vs England series.

In the plea filed earlier, the Amicus and the Lodha panel believed BCCI was in contempt of court for not following the directives handed out.

Both teams are already in Rajkot and undergoing the final practices before the first of the five Tests. There were reports earlier where BCCI had asked the England Cricket Board (ECB) had asked the visitors to foot the bill until funds were made available for hotel stay, travel and other arrangements.

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BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke had raised doubts over hosting of the series despite ECB agreeing to pay for the expenses and the spokesperson suggesting the series was going ahead as planned.

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    SubbuI
    Nov 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm
    Typos in my below comment :-lt;br/gt;WITH IN SHORT TIME not WITH IN SHOTPRT TIMElt;br/gt;CABINET POST not CABINEET POST
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      SubbuI
      Nov 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm
      WE ARE VERY HAPPY FOR THE GAME OF CRICKET.THE CHARACTER LESS BCCI AND IT'S ARROGANT PRESIDENT WAS TAUGHT AGOOD LESSON BY HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT.ALL THE FINANCIAL GOLMAL WILL COME OUTWHEN JUSTICE LODHA PANEL APPOINTED AUDITER AUDIT BCCI AWARDED CONTRACTS. THIS BLUE E BOY OF BJP THOUGHT HE CAN RULE BCCI N LIKE HIS MASTER RULING INDIA.ONE MAN RULE. GOT DISGRACED WITH IN SHOTPRT TIME AND MUST RESIGN FROM BCCI PRESIDENT SHIP AND JOIN SWAMY BRIGADE AND BJP DIRTY TRICK DEPT AND ABUSE SONYA AND RAHUL .HITLER WILL GIVE HIM A CABINEET POST.
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        Suresh Hattangadi
        Nov 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm
        SC has now a new job of dispensing money on BCCI's request.Now BCCI should make request every few days to keep SC busy.This will also a good job for retired SC judges.
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          pawan
          Nov 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm
          Does SC not have any pending cases left ? Instead of dismantling the corrupt board and asking fresh elections under lodha commission , why it keeps on hearing the case again and again. Pathetic conditions and poor litigants continue to pay price for inept judiciary.
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            t d
            Nov 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm
            Good Judgement. In future all expenses of BCCI are to be under scanner of Audit. Otherwise the murky affairs would not come to light.
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